Thursday, February 21, 2013

Operation Easter Hope 2013: Applications


Our Easter Applications are for families with children
under the age 10 or those with children with a disability.

 To submit via email 

please provide the following before 3/12/2013:



Phone Number

Number of Family members:

Gross Income:

Total amount of bills:

Do you get EBT? Tanaf? Or Tn-care?

Have you applied for Easter  assistance elsewhere?

(We ask if you have not to apply here)

Why do you need help with Easter this year?

Please provide a short statement on how The Wishing Star could make your Holidays brighter ( the story ( not your info or names) will be shared via facebook, and other media).

What county do you live in? ( We ask that you reside in The Tri-Cities TN/VA area (Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Johnson, carter, Unicoi counties etc.)

Are you able to travel to The Crazy Cupcake in Jonesborough to pick up your gifts and dinner? You will be responsible for picking it up. We will not have deliveries.

No shows will not be allowed to apply for further assistance.

Are you or anyone in your home disabled or have medical issues?

For Each Child Please Provide


Shoe/Sock Size:
Underwear Size:
Dress or Suit Size:


Does your child have any allergies or disabilities? Or other special needs?

If you submit via email and not in person you be asked to provide ID & proof of your children are your children, when picking up your gifts. ( Your recent DHS award letter is enough if you have one) Pick ups will be the week before Easter.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Operation Easter Hope 2013

 For Questions contact

If you know a church or business that would be interested in putting out a donation box let me know.
We will have  Drop Off Days at The Crazy Cupcake. More details to follow. Starting March 15 to March 28.
Information on Applying will be coming soon. Baskets are for children under 10 and there families. If your child has a documented disability and is over the age, please contact us on applying. We do not turn disabled Children/adults no matter the age away. We will only take a selected number of families.  Not all will be accepted.  

Donations Accepted:

For 5 families...Meals:
instant potatoes
canned veggies
cake mix and icing
Egg Dying Kits & Eggs

How and What to Pack in Your Baskets
4 simple steps

1. First, decide whether your gift will be for a boy or girl and choose an age category:( Under 2)  (2-4), (5-7), (8-10). Attach a note to the handle of your Easter basket that says "BOY" or "GIRL" and the age category (i.e. BOY, age 5-9).

2. Find a basket that you can use to create your Easter Basket. Take a look at the items listed below to judge the size basket you think you'll need.

3. Then, fill your basket with a variety of gifts:

- TOYS: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, plastic kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc. Books, DVDs, Easter Eggs,etc.

- SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, coloring books, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, etc.

- HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, soap, comb, bubble bath, washcloth, etc.

- ESSENTIAL CLOTHING: socks, T-shirts, slippers, underwear, ball caps, etc.

- MORE IDEAS: manufacturer's-packaged candy (i.e. no loose jelly beans or candies), age-appropriate hard candy (i.e. not too small for a young child to choke on), lollipops, mints, gum, sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, toy jewelry sets, hair clips, watches, small picture books, gift certificates, books, etc. The Easter Story, ETC. Easter Eggs,etc.

4. Wrap your basket in a cellophane bag. And, be sure to mark an appropriate age range & gender for your basket (as listed in step 1 above) on an attached tag
Easter Dress Sizes:
juniors large
womens 18/20

Easter Suits/boy Sizes:

5/6 x2
7/ 8 x2
Ages/Sex We Need So Far:
6 months, 19 months